Cuban-Dutch composer Keyla Orozco established herself in The Netherlands as an independent artist since 1996. She is currently a US resident, sharing her professional career mainly between the two countries. Her work has been awarded with the Guggenheim, the Cintas and the MacDowell Residence Fellowships, among others. She has received numerous commissions to write for acclaimed Dutch and international ensembles and soloists such as, Nederlands Kamerkoor, Nederlands Fluitorkest, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, ZOFO Duet, Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras, Asko ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, David Kweksilber Bigband, and many others. Keyla has created her own chamber ensemble Camerata Cubana de Amsterdam, based in The Netherlands and more recently Souvenirs Ensemble, based in Washington DC. Her works are published by Donemus (The Netherlands). She graduated in Composition at the Higher Institute of Arts in Havana with Harold Gramatges. Later, she followed advanced composition studies with Theo Loevendie at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and Conservatory of Amsterdam. Orozco is a music teacher at Washington International School.